Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Church Conundrum on Condoms bow!

Condoms are barrier device most commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability pregnancy and spreading of sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV. It's 90 percent effective in preventing HIV transmission.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kris Kringle

Christmas season is in the air!   In the spirit of Christmas, we usually do Kris Kringle in our country. We exchange gifts weekly following different categories like something sweet, nasty, memorable,  colorful blah blah blah     = )   I don't  know, but I'm very excited receiving and giving presents. It makes me feel special somehow. I also enjoy  looking at people's reactions opening their presents. Some presents are super cool others might be so-so. It's not  the amount of gift  you're going to get but it's the thought that matters the most. Well anyway, as part of my tradition on my blog. I won't stop discovering the origin of different traditions whether special or unusual as long as it's worth knowing.  

What's Kris Kringle by the way?  I know that Christmas history and traditions came from different sources and have evolved throughout generations. Since, it's very entertaining and  worth knowing I tried to collate every piece of information I got on the net.

Kris Kringle originated from Germany and America. It's a name derived from Christ Kindel( Christ-Child). The name Kris Kringle is still popular as the Santa Claus of some Pennsylvania Dutch web pages today. He Carries a tiny Christmas tree and enters the house through a window left open. When he has left the presents, he rings a bell allowing the household to know of his departure. Thus" Kris Kringle" a name deriving from the German Christ Kindel is another name for Santa Claus.

The persona of Santa Claus showed up among the Pennsylvania Dutch in the mid 1820's in the form of Kris Kringle/Belsnickle (Pelz-nickle) which means "Nicholas in Furs"   Belsnickle would travel the Pennsylvania countryside ringing his bell looking for good children to give out his small gifts of cakes and nuts to. If Belsnickle came across a child who had not been behaving in the past year, he would warn the child to be good or else he might give them a smack with his rod. Anyways, whilst " Santa Claus" is more popular over the world, to some people Kris Kringle( Christ Child) has become used as another synonym for Santa Claus.

That's how the story goes guys.  I hope you learned something worth knowing today. Let's have a blast on our Kris Kringle!
Sources:
http://www.stcharleschristmas.com/kriskringle.htm
http://www.santaswarehouse.com.au/history_of_christmas/who_is_kris_kringle.shtml

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Message in a Tumbler 2010"

Sounds similar right? Nope! It's definitely not what you think. I didn't copy the  title of my post, from the movie "Message in a bottle". Well anyway, here's how it started. It was Saturday afternoon , when I decided to roam around the shopping mall. I went to the men's apparel to check out clothes, and some goodies that I can use at work; none of them was an eye catcher. I didn't want to go home empty-handed, so I decided  to buy a tumbler.  Thousands showed up in variety of colors and have good packages as well.  I actually heard voices from one of  them saying buy me, buy me... not them me! (lol)  But one tumbler stands out the crowd and only a few pieces are left.  Its cap is made of the finest steel and the transparency illuminates the pristineness of  water.  Its  slender shape enables the user  to have a good grip while drinking, and enough to quench your thirst.  On top of that, it has encrypted messages of life experiences,  which only the chosen one has the power and authority to decipher those codes. I strongly believe that I'm the chosen one,  because it's me who bought  it.  Oh man!  what a headache describing the tumbler. Its better to show you the actual picture, and enumerate the messages encrypted on it to cut the story short.  It took me 3 days in conceptualizing my tumbler's photo shoot such a pain in the ass.


"MESSAGE IN A TUMBLER (2010)"
                                                                                                                   
Director: Angelo Valencia
Writer:Angelo Valencia
Photographer:Angelo Valencia
Actors:  Mr. Tumbler  and Ms. White Sand
Budget:  2$
Ratings: 5 out 5



       
Encryption/Plot:                                                                                  
1. Drink Fresh water and as much water as  you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp.

2. Life is full of setbacks, your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much  you like yourself.
                                                                               
3.  Dance, Sing, Floss and Travel.
                                                                    
4. Friends are more important than money.

 5. Do one thing a day that scares you.

6. Stress is related to 99% of all illness.

7. Children are the orgasms of life. Just like you did not know what an orgasm was before you had one, nature does not let you know how great children are until you actually have them.

8. Choose a positive thought , the conscious brain can only hold one thought at a time.

9. Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to.

10. Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment.  Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.

11. Take various vitamins.  You never know what small mineral can eliminate the bottleneck to everlasting health.

12. Wake up and realize you are surrounded by amazing friends.

13. The least should never give way to what matters most.

14. Do it now! The world is changing at such a rapid rate that  is waiting to implement. Changes will leave you steps behind.

15.Creativity is maximize when you're living in the moment. 

 I hope you learn something from one of the messages encrypted on my tumbler. It's really just a piece of cake deciphering  these codes, if you're really the chosen one. Have a  blessed day to everyone!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fireflies

          



                                I hope I  can make you smile  through my video.     
                       Have a great day!



                                                                                                 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chuck up the Sponge?

"You only ran out of options if you stop thinking of it. Hence, giving up is not an option" It's a common cliche that most people preserve including myself.  Lately, I've been having a deeper reflection entertaining this thought. It just keeps on popping in my head and incessantly reminding me that there are things in life that are not meant to be. Honestly. it's stressful and nerve-racking. But it helped  me to swallow defeat  and be cognizant of the idea that everything has reasons. Though, I'm  fucking  tired giving  and finding reasons to the things that happened to me.

When do you give up? A simple question yet complicated in nature. For a few weeks now, there were days in my life that I just want to be stationary. I just want to internalize the harmonious rhythm of life despite the dissonance I felt inside. The pandemonium inside my core is such a severe pain in the ass. Loneliness, emptiness and setbacks have made me jealous to death with others. Am I cursed or just ain't lucky enough to have things on my way?

I decided to post a  discussion in the forum to ask some advice. Surprisingly, ruminating with their answers restores my sanity. Without their thoughts, this post wouldn't  be ruined possible.
                                         
    XxX
"Legacy 2000" 
When you first ask yourself the question. Everything after is just stalling.

 "drachma"
 When you have choice, and that choice keeps popping its little head in your cycle of awareness, and saying "Hi, there." For without that choice, what you're doing might suck, but you know where the mine fields are.

"kendra30752"
I would say intuition kicks in and when you can't shake that feeling of  "time to move on" that's when it's time lol.

"FGEjdl"
Yup. And, when you start thinking about moving on, and you're asking yourself if it's time to move on, posting threads asking if it's time to move on, you're pretty much agreeing with yourself that you know it's time to move on and you just want clarification, because you're too pussy shit to do it. So all in all, here is our answer: Move the Fuck On.

                                        XxX
 These people are fucking brilliant and well-disposed.  If you want to hear some voices advice too go and visit the Coffee shop. It talks about randomness of ideas from different people.










Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Saving Time (DST)

My first job was a call center agent .  I responded to the queries of customers across the globe. Since we’re an Asian country, we don’t actually observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).  One day, it happens that one of my supervisors instructed us to change our time due to DST.   The first thing that crossed my mind was, what the heck we’re doing?  What the hell is DST!  Is it  a.) Are we going to use solar panels to save energy? b.) Switch off the light in the morning?  c.) Do a dance craze similar to oompa loompas ? or  d.) Do I need to drain the energy from the sunlight , using a laser sword like in Power Rangers ? (Those were the stupidest queries I had in mind when I first heard of such word).  Well I guess, I was not the only moron during that time. No one can exactly tell what it is including my supervisors. They’re just following orders I guess ^_^

WHAT IS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (DST)?
It is a way of getting  more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. Since, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning and sets one hour later in the evening making the day longer. The clock moves ahead ( thus, losing one hour), when DST starts, typically in the spring, and falls  back one hour (thus, gaining one hour) when DST ends in the fall.  To make it easier to remember which way the clock goes, keep in mind one of these sayings: " Spring forward, fall back" or spring ahead, fall behind."
In a typical case where a one hour shift occurs at 2:00 local time, in spring the clock jumps forward from 2:00 standard time to 3:00 DST and that day has 23 hours, whereas in autumn the clock jumps backward from 2:00 DST to 1:00 standard time, repeating that hour, and that day has 25 hours.

WHEN DID IT START? 

1784- Benjamin Franklin first suggested Daylight Saving Time.
1895- Modern DST was proposed by George Vernon Hudson( He presented a proposal for a    two-hour daylight saving shift to the Wellington Philosophical Society.
1905- The conception of DST was mainly credited to an English builder, William Willett ( He presented  the idea to advance the clock during the summer months.
1916- DST was adopted and implemented by several countries in Europe who initially rejected the idea.

Sources: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/
               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time#How_it_works

Friday, November 5, 2010

Please don't stop the rain

I was really having a hard time today thinking of what entry should I post. I'm running out of ideas! Well, I just decided to make a video of one of my favorite songs which was sang by James Morrison. Times might be rough and there's nothing we can do about it . We just need to let it pass, enjoy and embrace the moment. Whatever happens, always remember that everything will be fine and tomorrow is a brand new day to live and hope once again. Enjoy watching!